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Mammals

The entire life cycle of marine mammals is linked to the sea. 

Last changed: 20. May 2013

Shellfish

Both crustaceans and molluscs are shellfish. Most crustaceans have five pairs of legs, and the front pair is transformed into claws.

Last changed: 20. May 2013

Fish

Norway manages some of the world's largest fish stocks together with other countries around the north east Atlantic. Many species migrate to the Norwegian coast to spawn. Other fish species use Norwegian waters as their pantry, while they spawn outside Norwegian waters.

Last changed: 20. May 2013

Environmental monitoring of Svalbard and Jan Mayen

MOSJ is a system for monitoring the environment on Svalbard and Jan Mayen and the surrounding waters.

Last changed: 20. May 2013

Research on ice-dependent ecosystems in the Arctic

ICE Ecosystems is a research programme that focuses on Arctic species that are threatened by future climate change; ice fauna, zooplankton, polar cod, polar bears, ringed seals and ivory gulls.

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What will ice-free water mean for life in the Arctic?

The Arctic is melting. There is more and more open water in the Arctic Ocean, and melting is faster than ice models can predict.

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Ocean currents

Ocean currents are essential for life in the sea – and for the climate of the lands that border on the waters. 

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Radioactivity

The main sources of radioactive contamination in Norway have until now been the fallout after nuclear testing in the 1950s and 1960s, Western European reprocessing facilities for spent nuclear fuel and fallout from the Chernobyl accident in 1986.

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The ocean becomes more acidic

The ocean has become 30 percent more acidic since the beginning of the industrial revolution, and acidification is accelerating.

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Monitoring and research initiated

It is only in very recent years that attention has been focused on the consequences of ocean acidification. Research in this field is therefore quite new.

Last changed: 20. May 2013